Squad news


09 Dec 2005
Caparr??s will use the same lineup presented against Sevilla. Diego Trist??n will continue in the starting eleven despite of the criticism received during the last month and the participation of Taborda as starter in the last training. Meanwhile, C??diz arrives to Riazor with only two points gained in the last six matches and the second worst offensive record in la liga.

The only doubt during the week was Juan Carlos Valer??n. The Canarian playmaker suffered a muscular problem on Monday, but his positive evolution will let him play on Sunday. Despite of the several criticisms, Diego Trist??n will continue to perform in the striking zone. During the week it was known that Sebasti??n Taborda had a conversation with Luci (Caparr??s' main assistant) since he was frustrated with his presence on the bench at S??nchez Pizj??an. On Friday the Uruguayan striker had the chance to perform as starter, but Caparr??s will have the last word and like happended at S??nchez Pizju??n it looks like Trist??n will be the selected choice.

V?­ctor will continue to play on the right wing after his successful debut the last weekend. The Madrilian player has been absent from the squad since the Intertoto cup due to a knee problem. Muntis will cover the left wing and the duo Duscher-Sergio will continue to command midfield.

It seems that Juanma will once again be the chosen partner of Andrade for the defensive central positions. Coloccini has returned to the training recuperated from the tight injury that he suffered during the past week; however, the good performance of Juanma against Sevilla will send the Argentinean defender to the bench.

The Andalucian club had a promising start, but subsequently the squad has suffered painful defeats, especially at home (3). The real problem is that C??diz has scored only ten goals so far, the second worst record of la liga (Racing is the worst with only nine goals scored). In this sense, the midfielders of the team have been forced to contribute in the offensive efforts of the squad; in fact, they have scored 4 of their 10 liga goals: Jonathan Sesma (2), Manolo P?©rez (1) and Fleurqu?­n (1).

For this reason they are tying to reinforce the squad during the winter window, the main names mentioned so far are Julio Dos Santos and Leonardo Pisculichi. Dos Santos is the preferred choice, but a conflict with Cerro Porte?±o and Bayern Munich about the rights of the player is blocking the incorporation. It's expected that FIFA will intervene in order to clear the case with the Paraguayan striker.

Despite only being able to conquer 2 of the last 18 points coach V?­ctor Esp??rrago is content with the performance of his club: "We aren't a mess, the team isn't showing a bad performance and I believe that we are doing the things in an acceptable way. The only problem is that the ball isn't entering into the net. We will continue working, because the squad is reaching an important level." The Uruguayan coach also said that his team is ready to face Depor: "We don't have any trouble with the idea of recollecting the three points in La Coru?±a".

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